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Top Things to do with KIDS in November

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Between planning Thanksgiving dinner and holiday shopping, don’t forget to have fun with the family! There’s so much to do and so little time before the end of the year – but here’s to a month of being extra thankful!

 

MOTHER & SON DANCE

Thursday, November 1 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ Glen Oaks Golf Course, Farmington Hills

It’s time to put on your bow-ties and beautiful dresses, ladies and gents, the Mother & Son Dance is here. Come with your favorite lady, whether it’s your mom, grandmother, aunt, or neighbor. You all will have a fancy evening at Glen Oaks Country Club, where you’ll be greeted by an endless array of gourmet food, flashes from the camera as if you’re a star, fun games and music that will make you dance all night long.

 

PUMPKIN ROLL DOWN

Friday, November 1 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Township Sledding Hill, Clinton Township

Get those pumpkins laying around after Halloween and bring them to the Sledding Hill in Clinton township. This 25 foot hill will be the perfect place for the entire family to roll pumpkins down and get a chance at winning some cool prizes. Even if you don’t win a prize you can enjoy free cider and donuts, watch pumpkins smash and dash down our hill! 

 

EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Friday, November 2 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ St. Anne Parish Detroit

Experience a traditional celebration of El Dia de los Muertos! We’ll have traditional foods for sale, crafts, face-painting, and more fun, including a talent show full of our skilled Hispanic community leading song, dancing, and other art. You’re free to visit our ofrendas as well. Mass is at 7 p.m., consider bringing a photo of a family member for the ofrenda. Kids can come dressed as saints, too!

 

SUPERHERO PARTY

Friday, November 2 / 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

A couple of your child’s favorite superheroes American Hero and Spider Hero will be hosting a party. The superheroes will perform and show off their cool moves. There will be superhero group training and photo opportunity with the heroes. Also, a party isn’t a party without balloon swords and a little sword fighting with their favorite hero. Parents must stay for the entire party.

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4

@ Seligman Performing Arts Center, Beverly Hills

The talented students at Detroit Country Day School will perform “Peter and the Starcatcher.” This Tony-award winning play upends the oft-retold story of the miserable orphan who somehow became “the boy who never grew up.” Join us aboard the ship the Never Land as we encounter marauding pirates and jungle kings, Victorian nannies and vicious crocodiles, high-minded villains and unlikely heroes, in a world where all can discover, by the light of the stars, who they truly want to be.

 

AMERICAN GIRL SLUMBER PARTY

Friday, November 2 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Novi Civic Center

Bring your American Girl Doll or one of your favorite dolls, a sleeping bag, pillow and wear your favorite pajamas to the best slumber party in town. Make a no-sew sleeping bag for your doll, then get comfy in your sleeping bag with popcorn and a drink. We will watch the movie “MaryEllen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas”.  All girls will be entered into a raffle for prizes at the end of the night.

 

$5 DAY AT THE HENRY FORD

Saturday, November 3 / 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

The Henry Ford is offering $5 admission to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour or The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Visitors can also choose to purchase two venues for $10 or three for $15.

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER PRINCESS TEA

Saturday, November 3 / 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

@ The Longacre House, Farmington Hills

Dress up like a princess and join us for a fancy tea party! Activities will include a princess craft to take home and a tea complete with the fanciest cookies in town. You’ll have a chance to get your picture taken with a famous princess. 

 

FAMILY GAME DAY

Saturday, November 3 / 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ Skillman Library, Detroit

We’re celebrating the re-opening of our favorite neighborhood library, the Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library, with a GAME DAY for the whole family! On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, from 1 PM to 5 PM, our expert Game Masters will be on hand and ready to introduce you to a stack of the best all-ages board games available at Vault of Midnight!

 

DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.

Saturday, November 3 / performances at 11am & 3pm

@ Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for audiences of all ages.

 

OWL FESTIVAL

Saturday, November 3 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston

Join us as we celebrate everything owl. Owl Festival features owl pellet dissection, games, crafts, owl presentations and several owl prowls.  Come out for an evening that highlights these awesome nocturnal neighbors.

 

MOTHER & SON FALL FUN DANCE

Wednesday, November 7 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ Cherry Creek Golf Club, Shelby Charter Township

Moms & sons come out for a night of food, dancing, and fall fun at Cherry Creek Banquet Center. A professional photo will be available upon arrival, for a fee payable by cash or check at the dance to the photographer. There will be a treat at the end of the evening for all children!

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Friday, November 9 / 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

You’re invited to a Family Fun Day! Bring your family to the Outdoor Adventure Center for a FREE day of fun, sensory-friendly activities. Families and friends will also have a chance to meet walkaround Julia, the “Sesame Street” friend who does things her own way!

 

MOTHER AND SON DANCE

Friday, November 9 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Northville Community Center

Mothers and Sons enjoy a fun and exciting way to spend some quality time together. We are having a “Minute to Win It” themed game night! You can still dance the night away with our DJ, have your face painted, enjoy dinner and snacks, and much more!

 

AMERICAN GIRL SLUMBER PARTY

Friday, November 9 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ William Costick Activities Center

Bring your favorite doll and join us for an American Girl Slumber Party based on Luciana Vega, Girl of the Year 2018. We will do a spacecraft and science project! Astronaut themed snacks and a drink will be provided. 

 

DADDY DAUGHTER UNDER THE SEA

Friday, November 9 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Troy Community Center

Join us with your daughter, niece, or granddaughter for a magical evening under the sea! Photos will be included, so dress in your mermaid best and get a memorable photo on your way in. Don’t forget your swim attire as well. 

 

TURKEY TROT

Saturday, November 10 / 9:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Think “November” and visions of roast turkey undoubtedly come to mind. Epic Races invites you to envision — and experience — a totally different take on that famous fall bird with the A2 Turkey Trot. Join us for this annual family-fun autumn tradition and the Ann Arbor area’s original Turkey Trot!

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Saturday, November 10 / 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

@ Troy Community Center

An inexpensive and fun night out for families! Spend quality time together and enjoy basketball, swimming, parachutes, inflatable castle, and more.

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE – COCO

Saturday, November 10 / 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Livonia Community Recreation Center

Get your floaties on and get ready to watch a movie from the pool.

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, November 10 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

Kids can tumble, jump & play while their parents are away! Shop, dine, or catch a movie while your child is supervised in a safe environment and meeting new friends!

 

FREE SECOND SUNDAY

Sunday, November 11 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit

Bring your family and friends to experience the wonder of The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of the DTE Energy Foundation! Enjoy the many exhibitions on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sunday, November 11 / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Detroit

We all know Sleeping Beauty was cursed by a wicked fairy and awakened by true love’s kiss, but how did the Prince find the sleeping Princess? And, why does he feel so compelled to rescue her? Find the answers to these questions and more as the classic fairy tale comes to life as a marionette ballet. Happy ending guaranteed!

 

TINKERING FOR TOTS

Monday, November 12 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Little learners get a head full of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) with our hands-on program. Designed for curious preschoolers, our inspired yet playful activities focus on themed materials and then expand outward with storytelling, crafting, building and artifact exploration.

 

MOM & ME YOGA

Tuesday, November 13 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Born Yoga, Birmingham

This special bonding experience introduces you and your little yogi to the practice of yoga. You will participate and assist them in a fun and animated class that includes games, stories, and songs that help strengthen body awareness and coordination. We’ll introduce breathing techniques that teach your little yogi how to calm and self-regulate their bodies and minds. Each class ends with a peaceful and restorative experience for you and your little one.

 

WALK IN WEDNESDAY: GREAT GOURDS

Wednesday, November 14 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Learn all about gourd and pumpkins, listen to a story, make a craft and enjoy a snack at the Farm Center!

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE

Thursday, November 15 – Sunday, November 18

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show.

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Thursday, November 15 – Sunday, November 18

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

See your favorite green ogre live on stage in Shrek The Musical!

 

WAYNE COUNTY LIGHTFEST

Thursday, November 15 – Monday, December 31

@ Merriman Hollow Park, Westland

Join us for the Lights on Ceremony on Thursday, November 15 as we kick off the 25th Anniversary of the Lightfest with music, refreshments and fireworks!

 

DETROIT TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Friday, November 16 / 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

@ Campus Martius, Detroit

The tree lighting ceremony will feature a Michigan-grown, 60-foot Norwegian Spruce wrapped in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments. The event begins at 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Enjoy a magical evening of stage and rink performances to kick off the holiday season in the city!

 

LIGHT THE VILLAGE

Friday, November 16 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ The Village of Rochester Hills

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, and the excitement of the City of Rochester Hills Holiday Lights Display! Join us as we begin the countdown for Santa’s arrival and children’s eyes will sparkle when they flip the magical switch to illuminate the Village’s 25-foot Christmas tree. Be sure to look to the sky for an extra special display of lights sure to delight both the young and the young at heart. 

 

NORTHVILLE HOLIDAY LIGHTED PARADE & COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Friday, November 16 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Downtown Northville

Join the thousands of parade goers as the holiday season officially kicks off with the Holiday Lighted Parade. Bands, dancers, floats and of course, Santa, make this annual favorite a great family tradition!

 

SUPER HERO PARTY

Friday, November 16 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

@ Waterford Recreation Center

Dress up as your favorite super hero and help us fight crime!!  Join us for dinner, games and a craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-registration is required. For ages 2-5

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Friday, November 16 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Livonia Community Recreation Center

Parents, enjoy a night to yourselves while we provide food and entertainment for your children. Every 3rd Friday of the month your kids will have a blast in the leisure pool, eating pizza & pop, rock climbing, playing board and video games and watching a movie. Send your kids off to have fun while you relax and take a much-deserved break.

 

ENGLISH-ARABIC STORYTIME

Saturday, November 17 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

Children ages 2-6 and their parents are invited to attend storytime in the Library at AANM. A storyteller will read picture books in both English and Arabic, teaching a few Arabic words and phrases. Following the story, there will be time for free play, crafts or games in the Library.

 

TAKE A HIKE DAY

Saturday, November 17 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Join us at the OAC to learn about our staff’s favorite hikes and gain inspiration for your next venture into the forest. Take home a list of the best nearby hiking trails and tips & tricks for an enjoyable hike! There will be a self-guided scavenger hunt to take across the street to Milliken State Park to put your newly learned skills to the test.

 

DIGGIN’ DINOSAURS FAMILY DAY

Saturday, November 17 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Dinossaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Get ready for some fun as we open up our popular dinosaur dig to families.  We’ll use the “tools of the trade” to excavate bone replicas of a life-size Maiasaura and then together we’ll figure out how to put it back together again!  Inside we will put our skills to use making our own fossils and get to handle a REAL 65 million year old fossil.

 

THANKSGIVING HERITAGE AT THE HISTORIC CENTER

Saturday, November 17 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Get ready to relive the first Thanksgiving through foods, voyages and Native American heritage. Our historian will take you through the voyage of the Pilgrims to America and the encounters of their first winter. There will be hands-on crafts to take home too.

 

WILD LIGHTS AT THE DETROIT ZOO

Saturday, November 17 – Monday, December 31

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display.  For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 230 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo.  Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages.

 

FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY

Sunday, November 18 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Barton Nature Area, Ann Arbor

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, what better way to show gratitude for our beautiful natural areas than by helping to improve the biodiversity of Barton Nature Area, an essential part of Ann Arbor’s riverside greenway. Family Volunteer Day celebrates families that work together to improve their communities. Bring your family and join the NAP family in removing invasive shrubs and collecting native seeds. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Drive.

 

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

Sunday, November 18 / 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Celebrate recycling and enjoy an interactive opportunity to learn what can and can’t be recycled in your community. Take the pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle more in your everyday life!

 

HOLIDAY GLOW

Sunday, November 18 / 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Downtown Brighton

The event will begin at 4:00pm with holiday music provided by Livingston’s Own 93.5 WHMI, special performances from the Nutcracker Ballet, horse drawn hay rides, the popular Jollie Choo-Choo train, a nativity petting farm, a visit from Emma the Elf, a station to write letters to Santa, pictures with the reindeer, arts and crafts, tasty holiday treats, a warming tent and of course, Santa!

 

THE FOUR FOOT THANKSGIVING PARTY

Monday, November 19 / 9:30 am – 11:00 am

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

It’s a Friendsgiving for our classmates! We will make our very own place-mats to decorate a table and enjoy a tasty four-foot snack treat while listening to a story all about turkeys!

 

ELF THE MUSICAL

Tuesday, November 20 – Sunday, November 25

@ Fox Theatre

Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.

 

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER FREE DAYS

Wednesday, November 21 & Friday, November 23

@ Michigan Science Center

Enjoy free general admission at the Michigan Science Center! General admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more. Planetarium theater tickets will be available for purchase online and at the box office during your visit. 

 

AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Thursday, November 22 / 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Detroit Historical Museum

Enjoy an annual tradition on Thursday, November 22 as we invite members and guests to the Detroit Historical Museum to watch America’s Thanksgiving Parade®! The parade steps off right in front of the museum, and we have several options for enjoying the day. Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and a continental breakfast inside the museum’s Allesee Gallery of Culture before taking your bleacher seat curbside to watch the parade.

 

AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

Thursday, November 22 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Downtown Detroit

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Parade spectators line historic Woodward Avenue Thanksgiving morning to watch the larger than life floats, colorful helium-filled balloons, thunderous marching bands, and exciting specialty acts!

 

VISIT WITH SANTA AT HENRY FORD MUSEUM

Friday, November 23 – Monday, December 24

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Christmas Time is Here, so come visit The Man with All the Toys in a mid-century modern photo-op inspired by the work of Charles and Ray Eames. While visiting Santa, discover a typical Christmas morning scene from the 1960s, complete with the latest toys and a sparkling aluminum Christmas tree. Bring your own camera to capture memories. Free with museum admission.

 

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN TREE

Friday, November 23 / 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

@ Friendship Factory, Rochester

Crafters will have all of the supplies they need to create their “Countdown to Christmas Tree”! A fun way for kids to build up excitement for Christmas Day by adding an ornament to their tree.

 

HOLLY DICKENS FESTIVAL

Friday, November 23 / 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Downtown Holly

The official oldest, Longest-Running Dickens’ Themed Event in the United States is back.  The Festival spans THREE weekends, beginning with a LIGHTED PARADE! The parade will be followed immediately with the arrival of Santa Claus in Historic Downtown Holly for the traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

GROSSE POINTE SANTA CLAUS PARADE

Friday, November 23 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Downtown Grosse Pointe

Join us along the parade route on Kercheval from Lewiston to Cadieux . Presented by Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation.

 

GRANDPARENT & GRANDCHILD COOKING CLASSES

Saturday, November 24 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Eastern Market Shed 5, Detroit

Classes are $15 each – reserve your tickets early as classes fill up quickly! One ticket to the grandparent/grandchild class is good for two people. Topic: Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

THANKSGIVING FOR NATURE

Friday, November 23 /2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Farmington Nature Center

Get outside after the Thanksgiving Holiday! Drop in for a self-guided scavenger hunt to find out why we can be thankful for all of nature’s gifts! Drop off your completed scavenger hunt to earn a prize. Be sure to make a thanksgiving craft to take home too!

 

A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS

Saturday, November 24 / Tuesday, November 17

@ Music Hall Center, Detroit

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits.

 

DONUTS WITH SANTA

Sunday, November 25 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Livonia Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit

The 2nd Annual Donuts With Santa with appearances by the Snow Queen and Frozen Princess Anna.

 

GINGERBREAD BARN

Sunday, November 25 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Join us for family fun, we will furnish all the goodies for you to create your own, holiday themed Gingerbread Barn.

 

AFTERNOON TEA WITH ELSA & ANNA

Sunday, November 25 / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

@ The Townsend, Birmingham

Elsa and Anna are beautiful snow queen sister and frozen princess. Our Children’s Princess Teas are Interactive for the First 45 Minutes with Singing and Dancing. We Will Have Food Stations and Fun for All Throughout….And Yes, Boys and Men love to Attend.

 

THE TALE OF THE FIREBIRD

Wednesday, November 28 / 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

For more than 80 years, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Educational Concert Series (ECS) has introduced students to classical music. Each concert within the series has been thematically designed with accompanying teacher resource tools available for those who purchase tickets for performances or register to watch the webcasts. Recommended for grades 3-8.

 

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, November 29 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Downtown Milford

Santa Claus is coming to town during Milford’s annual Christmas Open House. A community favorite, the seasonal event brings strolling entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday caroling, special promotions and deals at downtown stores and restaurants as well as a highly anticipated visit with Santa Claus in Village Center Mall.  The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. when the jolly old man arrives on Main Street aboard a Milford Fire Department fire engine.

 

THE NUTCRACKER

Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2

@ Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Come celebrate the season with a holiday favorite. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker will be offered in collaboration with the Macomb Ballet Company, choreographed by artistic director Amber Megna Michalik, and assistant directors Sarah Komara and Mary Sherman. The Nutcracker will entertain and delight audiences of all ages from the moment they get caught up in the party scene to the final waltz. There is a cast “Meet and Greet” following all five shows.

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2

@ Stagecrafters, Royal Oak

Peter and the Starcatcher is the fantastical adventure about how Peter Pan came to be. On a ship bound for the island of Rundoon, three orphan boys befriend Molly, daughter of Starcatcher Lord Aster, who is on a secret mission for the Queen of England. Their precious cargo is starstuff, powerful magical dust that must not fall into the wrong hands. When the villainous Black Stache and his band of pirates attack the ship, one orphan finds his courage and a legend is born.

 

HOLIDAY SPLENDOR

Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2

@ Cranbrook House and Gardens

Experience Cranbrook House while it’s decorated for the holidays. Get inspired by tree displays, explore the first floor exhibits on a scavenger hunt, watch trains roll down the track, and do some holiday shopping in our gift shop. 

 

HERITAGE HOLIDAY AT THE HISTORIC CENTER

Friday, November 30 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Create or continue a wonderful family tradition. Stroll through the park and enjoy the holiday decorations and spectacular lights, visit with Santa and make holiday crafts. Enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa as you watch the blacksmith working in his shop. Cut a log cookie with a two man saw to make an ornament. Photo vignettes will help you create memories. Visit the Clydesdale horses in their show stalls and enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride. Vote for your favorite decorated tree at the Festival of Trees. 

 

BIRMINGHAM WINTER MARKET

Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2

@ Shain Park, Birmingham

Shain Park will come alive with activity during the City of Birmingham’s nineth annual Birmingham Winter Markt event. Attendees will enjoy European food and drinks, gift items, holiday greens, crafts, ice carving demonstrations, live reindeer, warming stations, a Kinderhaus children’s activity area, the popular Santa Haus, horse-drawn carriage rides and live entertainment. On opening night – Friday, November 30th at 6 p.m., the community will come together with Santa and Birmingham’s Mayor for live caroling and the lighting of a 35-foot holiday tree with more than 40,000 LED lights!

 

HOLIDAY NIGHTS IN GREENFIELD VILLAGE

Friday, November 30 – Thursday, December 27

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warm bonfires: the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and sleigh bells: and other yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path takes you to a new winter wonder to discover. Strap on a pair of ice skates, send a shout-out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along through Greenfield Village.

 

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Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

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